5.5 quake hits northeast China

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck northeast China Saturday at a shallow depth of 12.5 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said.

AFP| Updated: Nov 23, 2013, 13:06 PM IST

Beijing: A 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck northeast China Saturday at a shallow depth of 12.5 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake hit at 6:04 am 34 kilometres north of Changling in Jilin province.

USGS estimated the earthquake may have caused some damage but there was a low likelihood of casualties.

A magnitude 6.6 earthquake in southwest China`s Sichuan province killed about 200 people in April, five years after almost 90,000 people were killed by a huge tremor in the same province.